Thakadu River Camp

Thakadu River Camp

D53 Thakadu Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 1 campsite in Madikwe Game Reserve
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
River View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Massage
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

D53 Thakadu Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2838 South Africa
Getting there
Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport
Lanseria Airport
194.2 km
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Detailed Reviews
MrsMak wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa50 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a relaxing bush escape served by Modi and the team. They went out of their way to accommodate us with our baby and we really felt pampered. The rooms were clean with lovely river views. Waking up to the birds singing early morning was just magical. The game drives were exciting with the rangers making every attempt to find the best of the bush. Lovely pool for cooling down in the heat of the day and excellent boma dinner to finish our stay. Hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Melissa wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg South, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent 3 nights at Thakadu River Camp. Jerry is an amazing game ranger who went out of his way to give us a spectacular game-viewing experience.
The tents were immaculate, the food excellent and the staff friendly and welcoming. We highly recommend this beautiful place.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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DayTrip52262775852 wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is easily accessible from Johannesburg, with a shuttle service provided from the local airstrip to the camp. The lodge is beautifully decorated and you feel that you are in the african wild. The staff are friendly and the food exceptional.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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lesley893 wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The tents were comfortable, could have done with better lighting inside and a light outside the front door. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The food was excellent, the views from the decks were lovely. I was treated to a wonderful birthday cake and the entire staff singing and dancing to celebrate my birthday. If you go in winter months, take plenty of layers for the morning game drive, I wore five or six and was very comfortable.
The beds have electric blankets. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Kimm Bishop wrote a review Feb 2024
28 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
There’s not enough room to put all my reasons for really enjoying my stay here! Staff superb they go above & beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay, food absolutely superb , guides brilliant and cleaners make your rooms cosy for coming back in evenings, anyone looking to go on safari should definitely book here! We enjoyed it so much we’re going back this year!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Patience Matlapeng, General Manager at Thakadu River Camp
Responded 02 Mar 2024
Hi Kimm Thanks for taking time time to leave us a 5 star rating its much appreciated. These are stories that keep us motivated to continue doing what we are doing and we are super excited to hear that you had the best time of your life with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Thakadu River Camp. Regards Patience Matlapeng
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r0dneyn84 wrote a review Feb 2021
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff all around! We were treated like royals and felt so spoiled. Excellent food and game drives with a knowledgeable, passionate game ranger made for a very special bush experience. Everything was well organised and we were able to relax and rest.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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FranzReinisch7441 wrote a review Mar 2023
Burgenland, Austria259 contributions149 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice Camp within the Madikwe Reserve with luxury tents along the river. Good distance to the next tents, so no noise recognized from other guests. Only nature sounds. Game drives also good as always here in the reserve. even bad weather did not stop all of us guests driving. Food was excellent and the wine list also. Very friendly and helpful staff. An A/C in the tent is existing but not really necessary.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Stephan612020 wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We highly enjoyed our first stay in Madikwe at Thakadu River Camp. Our overall experience at the Camp exceeded our expectations by far. The General Manager Patience, Modiegi and their entire team were very charming and attentive.
The beautiful setting and pristine condition of the Camp, its tranquillity and excellent food make us want to come back soon.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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MATODZI TOURS wrote a review Dec 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa1,779 contribution4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most luxurious river camp , The trequality of the river that flow along the camp brings natural therapeutic kind of situation.
Because the temperature can go as far as 35 degrees C in the area that river breeze gives the body what I called natural massages.
You than view wild animal roaming around the camp with this River camp the game drive is not a necessity as u can literally just seat out side verender and view all this wild animals .
The only thing need to be improved is the road network accessibility.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Kimm Bishop wrote a review Sept 2023
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I stayed 5 days at Thakadu river camp and if I could I’d give 10/10 stars , Keep doing what you’re all doing because it’s amazing! Our guide Vincent delivered the big 5 to us and on our last trip he managed to find the wild dogs as well!! Patience is absolutely wonderful , Homoso, Pricilla Jomo, Motosa, Leratu, Tabisu to name but a few, (hope I’ve spelt you all right) and Jeanette, are along with all those we didn’t get to find out your name thank you everyone for making our stay such an experience we will not forget!!There’s nothing I can say other than if anyone is thinking of doing safari then come to this place it’s the best, they give a wake up call for your safari in morning they make amazing meals and they turn your bed down at night, everyone who works there goes out their way to make sure you’re enjoying it,
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Date of stay: September 2023
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,489 - R 5,803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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